When Sacred Introvert showed up in my consciousness last year it seemed to appear fully formed. Immediately I headed to my local Apple store and enlisted a creative to help put the logo I could see in my mind’s eye to paper. It took just 40 minutes to do. Once I had the logo Sacred Introvert felt real to me and other elements began to reveal themselves in quick succession. I can only remember one other time in my life something showed up this organically. Sacred Introvert felt like something I had to do, not a choice~a mission~part of my life’s plan.
But my initial feeling about why “Sacred Introvert”. Why the word “Sacred”. Why pair it with “Introvert”.
My own spiritual life has always been important to me. That ever evolving quest to answer the eternal “why am I here” and “what the heck am I doing”. And why does it seem like I am always having a vivid conversation in my head with an unknown someone. A conversation that is infinitely more interesting then most of what I am drawn into in my everyday life. I attributed this to my journey towards “realization”. Trying to explain it to anyone seemed useless as, most of the time, I would be met with a blank stare like I was getting too deep and serious. Not many people wanted to go there so I just shrugged it off and though I must seem weird to them. But it was frustrating. I wanted someone to understand. Yet it was very personal and private so it wasn’t my intention to put it out for public consumption or judgment.
So when I self identified as an introvert less then two years ago and familiarized myself with introvert characteristics things began to shift. I asked myself, was my being an introvert directly related to why my life felt like a lesson in how to be the real me. The me that is timeless and ageless, unaffected by external forces and has always existed in some form and will never die?
I began to connect with more introverts and it felt like I was finally meeting my people. And as I shared this new knowledge on introversion with others in my everyday comings and goings, I discovered many found something of themselves in what I described. It felt like a blessing to be able to share this information.
The meaning of “Sacred” is often associated with the word “Holy” and has religious connotations. What many don’t know is the word “Holy’ is derived from the word “whole”. Introverts have often been stuck with a constantly repeating subliminal message from society at large that we are not whole. The most ironic part is the world delivering this message seems to have a perpetual case of multiple personalit
Life by its mere nature is sacred. Introverts have an ability to experience the sacred in what others may view as mundane. This ability to experience the sacred with ease and grace is a gift. By honoring the gift we discover we may be able to share a bit of it in a world that desperately needs a bit more sacred and surely a bit more simplicity. It is in the simplicity of life that we find authentic connection to something larger then our own existence. And through this connection to the divine any thoughts of being less than whole begin to disintegrate.